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Section Newsletter Articles on Pro Se Court

New Supreme Court Rule: Help for self-represented litigants By Hon. Thomas More Donnelly Bench and Bar, September 2014 The Illinois Supreme Court’s amended Rule 63(A)(4) encourages judges to make reasonable efforts to assist self-represented parties.
The Pro Se Litigant: Small Claim Pro Se Court By Hon. E. Kenneth Wright Jr. Bench and Bar, September 2012 The Circuit Court’s Small Claims Pro Se Division serves the dual process of providing meaningful access to self-represented litigants, while also promoting judicial economy.
Dealing with pro se litigants By Hon. Barbara Crowder Bench and Bar, November 2005 “Well, Judge, I guess I did not answer the discovery/bring my witnesses/prepare the case for today’s trial.
Negotiating with pro se litigant By Robert E. Wells Alternative Dispute Resolution, June 2002 There is nothing most attorneys dread more than the pro se litigant. Not only is everything personal, but an attorney is required to forcefully advocate for his/her client, while meeting his/her ethical duty to the profession and his/her responsibility to the court